With the national media forcing “radicalization” as the sole explanation for the terrorist acts of individuals we should also look at the role of the state.
Steven Harper holds radical views. At the United Nations, again this year, he caused Canada to vote against property rights and self-determination for Palestinians - typically defying the world by siding with the U.S., Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau in casting the “no” vote.
This position is extreme, unjust, un-Canadian, contrary to international law ... and radical.
Further, Harper participated in the action that destroyed civil society in Libya, would have done the same for Iraq had he been prime minister in 2003, is now helping to destroy Syria, is participating in harming Iran and supports keeping Palestine wiped off the map.
It is a serious matter for individuals to expend their resources in support of their convictions, but it’s a tragedy for a prime minister to use the power of the state to implement his extreme beliefs. So what causes the radicalization of our politicians?
Harper’s beliefs coincide with Zionism - which is a radical branch of Christianity and Judaism. Possibly, Harper was raised as such a Christian. It is more likely he has adopted his extremism by going along with The Lobby as his best path to power.
I pick that option because the mass media seem to be in cahoots by avoiding mere mention of his UN actions and saturating us with “news” of “radicalized” Islamists whilst seemingly forbidding the mere mention of Zionism.